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Candidate details - Rebecca Hancox

Election: ANS Executive Committee

Seat: West Midlands

Candidate name: Rebecca Hancox

Candidate email address: becky.hancox@hotmail.co.uk

Biographical details:

Branch of nursing/midwifery being undertaken and course:

Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing

RCN activities over the past ten years:

Election Statement:

Nursing students are the future of nursing. In this respect I want to help bring nurse education into the 21st century without losing sight of the basics of good quality nursing care.

I feel passionate about nursing and know I can be a voice and represent students on a local, national and international level. I want to make sure nurses get the best from their education/training and have the best experience as well as receiving the highest level of training possible.

I have always had a keen interest in current affairs and professional development. Since I started my nursing studies in February this year, I have been actively promoting the RCN, its vision and values. I would like to continue to promote and engage with the RCN and represent students to the full.

Throughout my career, (nearly a decade working in the health care profession) and having completed a first degree in psychology, I have developed good organisational skills, the ability to manage my time effectively, work to deadlines, be self-motivated and show initiative. I pride myself on having effective communication and interpersonal skills; this is crucial to be able to communicate effectively in all situations, with all people.

I consider myself to be a loyal member of a team, comfortable in any role including, if required, leadership. I’m always keen to experience new situations and face new challenges. It is these qualities that I believe show I would be a good representative for the Association of Nursing Students.